Santa pays a visit to young Shrewsbury library patrons

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By Jerry Callaghan, Contributing Writer

A young patron high fives Santa as he arrives at the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Shrewsbury – Santa took time out of his busy schedule to make a special visit to the Shrewsbury Public Library Dec. 2. He had a full house as he told the children how he finds his way using his compass.  It comes in handy, he added, because he “flew straight from Japan to Shrewsbury.”

Santa also talked about how he loves chocolate cookies. And as for the reindeers, he asked the children to leave them celery without peanut butter. It seems peanut butter, he added, keeps  Rudolph’s red nose from lighting up.

Children were also invited to sit with him for a photo, with some enjoying that opportunity more than others.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 30187 were also present to help Santa out with the festivities.

Girl Scout Bella helps Calvin with a tattoo.
Danny Kalashian (l) and Jason photograph Siena meeting Santa. Jason is Siena’s dad.
“Maybe next year!”
Juley is not too sure about meeting Santa.
Santa entertains the crowd at the Shrewsbury Public Library.
Santa is explaining how he uses his compass to find his way, as his helpers for the event, Girl Scout Troop 30187 members Carrie (l) and Sarah look on.